Use of Pesticides in the Cocoa Industry and Their Impact on the Environment and the Food Chain

  title={Use of Pesticides in the Cocoa Industry and Their Impact on the Environment and the Food Chain},
  author={G. Afrane and Augustine Ntiamoah},
  • G. Afrane, Augustine Ntiamoah
  • Published 2011
  • Business
  • Cocoa, Theobroma cacao L., is a major cash crop cultivated in the tropical regions of West Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Asia. In West Africa, where over 70% of the world’s cocoa is produced – with about 21% coming from Ghana it is a significant component of the rural economy, as the industry is dominated by large numbers of smallholder peasant farmers who depend on the crop for their livelihood (Acquaah, 1999; Appiah, 2004). Like all living organisms, the cocoa plant can also be… CONTINUE READING

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